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Self Drive Sea Fishing | Sudureyri | Iceland

Overview

Tour code: ICE002  

Sudureyri is on the west coast of Iceland and perfectly situated for sea fishing, just inside of the western fjords, this town has everything the travelling angler can look for. Whether you choose to target the huge Cod or the massive Halibut, we are sure that you will find Iceland to be a real treasure and a place that you will return to year after year. We have made this destination easy to travel to, packaged with all flights both international and internal, plus all ground transfers. Combine this with the great accommodation of 3 brand new cabins suitable for up to 5 people plus 2 basic cabins for 4 people and our professional boats, makes this the perfect sea fishing getaway. You can choose to either be fully guided or DIY, as all the fishing marks are preprogrammed into your chart plotters.

Location

The Island of Iceland is located in the North Atlantic Ocean and is famous for its volcanos that litter the landscape. These volcanos can make for not only some stunning scenery but also provide many nutrients to the surrounding waters that in turn create a fish-rich environment that you will be fishing. The destination of Sudureyri is a village located on the tip of the 13 km-long Súgandafjörður in the Westfjords, is perched on the North-Western tip of Iceland Sudureyri you will be fishing out into the open North Atlantic ocean where you will have the chance to fish in some very fish-rich waters. Head over to our YouTube channel and you can see for yourself how stunning Iceland is to fish.

Fishing

Fishing is done via our professional self-drive boats and is only a matter of minutes away from the harbour. All you have to travel is just a short journey and then you can be fishing away for both – huge Halibut and Cod. Sudureyri is a fishing destination unlike no other, situated on the coast of Iceland you will be fishing some of the most nutrient-rich waters you will find. This, in turn, means that your fishing could be extremely frantic, find a large shoal of Cod and you could well find that you are left exhausted by all the arm-wrenching action that you will be experiencing.

Along with the very good sport from the Cod that you could find you will also have the chance to try and fish for the mighty Halibut, these enormous flatfish are one of, if not the hardest fighting fish you will find in these waters and they will really pull your string.   The fishing here is mainly done using shads and pirks and by working these at various depths to try and find the fish. If however, you wished to try and specifically fish for Halibut we would strongly advise using anti-twist leads and fish baits drifted on or near the bottom. Along with the famous Cod fishing that Iceland can produce the species that can also be targeted here include Wolffish, Coalfish and Plaice, which can all be caught either using pirks or traces baited with worms or small bits of fish.

Our boats are Icelandic made Seigla boats, which are tailor-made for sea fishing on the open sea around Iceland. The boats are 7.80 metres long and 2.85 meters wide with 130 horsepower turbo diesel engine (inboard engine). Onboard we provide all the equipment you need: GPS plotter, Eco-load, Radio to coast-guard, GPS security signal, life vest, lifeboat, extra tank for fuel and rod rests.

Guides

This is a self-drive holiday but guides are available upon request so please check for availability. There will always be somebody at the camp who will be able to help with any question that you may have whilst on your holiday.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding our Sea Fishing Holidays to Iceland or any of our Sea Fishing trips, please feel free to contact us on 01603 407596. One of our experienced team will be happy to help with any queries you have. Are you looking to explore more of our fishing holidays? Make sure to view all our Sea Fishing destinations in Iceland and request a free brochure.

 

Accommodation
Sudureyri Cabin

The destination of Sudoreyri is located on the Western side of Iceland’s beautiful coastline. This small Icelandic fishing village is perched on the tip of the 13 km-long Súgandafjörður in the Westfjords. This provides the visiting angler with plenty of amazing fishing opportunities with the fishing both in the fjord and on the open sea both being very good.

The Cabins

The cabins are located on the edge of the harbour, meaning, you get stunning ocean views from all the cabins. These were built recently with anglers in mind.

Each cabin has 2 twin-bedded bedrooms and a single room, fully equipped modern kitchens, private bathrooms and a good-sized lounge with TV, sofa and dining table.

Suðureyri fishing camp is located in a village, where you can find shops, a pub/restaurant and harbour with a gas station to fill your boats. At the shops you will find all the groceries you would normally find at home plus many Icelandic surprises.

Food & Drink

As this is a self-catering holiday we would strongly suggest taking a coolbox with you as an extra bag, this will enable you to take the majority of food out with you. We would suggest doing this as the food in Iceland is very pricey compared to UK costs.

Take items such as meats, rice and pasta with you in this coolbox but as there is a shop nearby you can purchase all your fresh items such as milk, bread and eggs there.

The kitchen comes complete with all the modern appliances to prepare your meals and also includes a coffee maker. Your cutlery is also included with plates and bowls and saucepans to prepare meals.

Other Activities

When staying at Sudoreyri you will be mainly fishing but there are also other things to do. These include swimming at the amazing outdoor swimming pool that is in the town or you can head down to the lagoon to feed the fish that inhabit here as the tide runs. Fish food can be bought from the local shops.

If you would like to know more about Sudureyri Cabins, please feel free to contact our experienced team who will be happy to answer any queries you have. Alternatively, you can request a free brochure.

 

Board: Self catering
Rooms: Single and double rooms
Internet: Free WiFi
Power: 220 volts
Equipment Hire: Chargeable
Cards Accepted: Debit & credit card
Cash Accepted: Icelandic Kroner
Species Information
Halibut
Season: April to September
Peak: June to September
Weight: 6lb to 300lb
Average Weight: 30lb
Cod
Season: April to September
Peak: April to June
Weight: 5lb to 70lb
Average Weight: 20lb
Plaice
Season: April to September
Peak: July to September
Weight: 1lb to 8lb
Average Weight: 3lb
Coalfish
Season: July to September
Peak: July
Weight: 10lb to 20lb
Average Weight: 10lb
Wolffish
Season: April to July
Peak: April to July
Weight: 10lb to 24lb
Average Weight: 12lb

Itinerary

Although the fishing has set weeks, we have daily flights departing from the UK, therefore should you wish to either extend your stay with additional days at the beginning or end in Iceland, the itinerary below can be tailored to suit.

Day 1: (Tuesday)

Depart UK (alternative routes available)
Arrive Keflavík International.

After you have cleared customs, an Iceland Pro representative will greet you and transfer to your hotel in Hafnarfjordur. This is 20 minutes from Reykjavík.

Overnight Accommodation: Hotel Viking or Hotel Hafnarfjordur (double, triple and quadruple rooms) B/B

Day 2: (Wednesday)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the domestic airport for your flight to the Westfjords, which are approximately 45 min.

Depart Reykjavík
Arrive Isafjordur.

On arrival in Isafjordur, you will be transferred to Suðureyri, where you will be greeted by our fishing guide. Alternatively, we will provide you with a hire car so you can drive yourself.
Note: Our fishing guides and service staff are available during your whole stay.

Overnight Accommodation: Suðureyri Cabins (Twin room) (S/C)

Days 3 to 5: Fishing Days (Thursday to Saturday)

Our guides will show you the equipment on your boat and make sure that you are happy with it. This is then your chance to quiz the guide on the going marks.

He will do his very best to help you achieve everything from your trip, he may even tell you his favourite marks.

Overnight Accommodation: Suðureyri Cabins (Twin room) S/C

Days 6 to 8: Fishing Days (Sunday to Tuesday)

As you have your own boat, there is no time limit to how much or how little you wish to fish and even at certain times of the year, it remains daylight for 24hrs.

Overnight Accommodation: Suðureyri Cabins (Twin room) S/C

Day 9: (Wednesday)

In the morning you will be transferred back to the airport, ready for your departure flight back to Reykjavík. Alternatively, if you have chosen the hire car then make your way back to the airport to drop off your hire car.

Depart Isafjordur
Arrive Reykjavík.

On arrival in Reykjavík, our staff will meet you and take you back to the hotel in Hafnarfjordur.

Overnight Accommodation: Hotel Viking or Hotel Hafnarfjordur in (double, triple and quadruple rooms) B/B

Day 10: (Thursday)

After breakfast, you will transfer back to Keflavik International Airport for your flight back home.

Depart Keflavík international
Arrive UK

Prices

Remember that Sportquest Holidays' services are completely FREE! When you book a trip with Sportquest Holidays, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge and flights independently.

Start Date End Date Days Nights Fishing Angler Non-Angler Availability Notes
26/05/2020 04/06/2020 10 9 6 £1,891 N/A Enquire Now N/A
02/06/2020 11/06/2020 10 9 6 £1,891 N/A Enquire Now N/A
09/06/2020 18/06/2020 10 9 6 £1,891 N/A Enquire Now N/A
16/06/2020 25/06/2020 10 9 6 £1,891 N/A Sold Out N/A
23/06/2020 02/07/2020 10 9 6 £1,891 N/A Enquire Now N/A
30/06/2020 09/07/2020 10 9 6 £1,891 N/A Enquire Now N/A
07/07/2020 16/07/2020 10 9 6 £1,891 N/A Sold Out N/A
14/07/2020 23/07/2020 10 9 6 £1,891 N/A Sold Out N/A
21/07/2020 30/07/2020 10 9 6 £1,612 N/A Enquire Now N/A
28/07/2020 06/08/2020 10 9 6 £1,472 N/A Enquire Now N/A
04/08/2020 13/08/2020 10 9 6 £1,472 N/A Enquire Now N/A
11/08/2020 20/08/2020 10 9 6 £1,472 N/A Enquire Now N/A
18/08/2020 27/08/2020 10 9 6 £1,472 N/A Enquire Now N/A
25/08/2020 03/09/2020 10 9 6 £1,472 N/A Enquire Now N/A
01/09/2020 10/09/2020 10 9 6 £1,472 N/A Sold Out N/A
08/09/2020 17/09/2020 10 9 6 £1,472 N/A Enquire Now N/A
15/09/2020 24/09/2020 10 9 6 £1,472 N/A Enquire Now N/A
13/04/2021 22/04/2021 10 9 6 £1,612 N/A Enquire Now N/A
20/04/2021 29/04/2021 10 9 6 £1,612 N/A Enquire Now N/A
27/04/2021 06/05/2021 10 9 6 £1,705 N/A Enquire Now N/A
04/05/2021 13/05/2021 10 9 6 £1,705 N/A Enquire Now N/A
11/05/2021 20/05/2021 10 9 6 £1,705 N/A Enquire Now N/A
18/05/2021 27/05/2021 10 9 6 £1,705 N/A Enquire Now N/A
25/05/2021 03/06/2021 10 9 6 £2,078 N/A Enquire Now N/A
01/06/2021 10/06/2021 10 9 6 £2,078 N/A Sold Out N/A
08/06/2021 17/06/2021 10 9 6 £2,078 N/A Enquire Now N/A
15/06/2021 24/06/2021 10 9 6 £2,078 N/A Enquire Now N/A
22/06/2021 01/07/2021 10 9 6 £2,078 N/A Enquire Now N/A
29/06/2021 08/07/2021 10 9 6 £2,078 N/A Enquire Now N/A
06/07/2021 15/07/2021 10 9 6 £2,078 N/A Enquire Now N/A
13/07/2021 22/07/2021 10 9 6 £2,078 N/A Sold Out N/A
20/07/2021 29/07/2021 10 9 6 £2,078 N/A Enquire Now N/A
27/07/2021 05/08/2021 10 9 6 £1,612 N/A Enquire Now N/A
03/08/2021 12/08/2021 10 9 6 £1,612 N/A Enquire Now N/A
10/08/2021 19/08/2021 10 9 6 £1,612 N/A Enquire Now N/A
17/08/2021 26/08/2021 10 9 6 £1,612 N/A Enquire Now N/A
24/08/2021 02/09/2021 10 9 6 £1,612 N/A Enquire Now N/A
31/08/2021 09/09/2021 10 9 6 £1,612 N/A Sold Out N/A
07/09/2021 16/09/2021 10 9 6 £1,612 N/A Enquire Now N/A
14/09/2021 23/09/2021 10 9 6 £1,612 N/A Enquire Now N/A

Price Notes

Prices are based on four adults sharing transfers, fishing and accommodation (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharge.

ATOL
Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

What's Included

  • All international flights
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation in Reykjavik B/B (Double, triple & quadruple)
  • Transfers to and from Hotel and airport
  • Transfers to and from Hotel to Reykjavik airport
  • Transfers to and from Sudureyri to Isafjordur
  • Car hire if required
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • Boat Insurance included (Excluding propeller)
  • 6 days fishing via self-drive boat
  • Fishing Boat with Sonar, chart plotter (GPS), VHF & radar
  • Bed linen, towels and final cabin cleaning

What's Excluded

  • Fuel for boat
  • Fishing tackle
  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Meals
  • Local tips
  • Final boat cleaning

Options

  • Full professional guide 8 hrs € 200, 4 hrs € 100

  • Fishing Tackle Hire € 60 per week
  • Survival Suit Hire € 50 per week

Price Supplements

  • Please call us for an up to date price if your groups size is smaller or larger than 4 people

Price Match Promise

We are so confident that our packaged prices are the best available and offer great value for money.

If, however, you find an identical holiday available with any other fully bonded Tour Operator at a lower price, we will match that price.

Financial Security

Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

Tour Notes

Visa

A machine-readable passport with at least 6 months before expiry. No visa for UK citizens required.

Medical Requirements

No vaccinations currently required.

Please Note

All details of visa and medical requirements are correct at time of press however please check these requirements for changes.

Departure tax

There is no additional airport departure tax when leaving Iceland.

Flight Route & Flight Time

UK to Keflavik International (approx 3 hrs)
Reykjavik to Isafjordur (approx 45 mins)

Baggage Allowance

Your actual allowance is based on both which airline you are flying with and also what class of seat you are travelling in. Normally in the economy it is 1 checked bag, Premium Economy / Business 2 checked bags, First 3 checked bags. In addition to your checked bags, you are also allowed 1 cabin bag and either 1-laptop bag or ladies handbag. The actual size and weight limit for bags are dependent on the airline. We, therefore, recommend that once your flights are booked you check on the airline’s website for the up to date allowances.

If your itinerary includes private light aircraft or helicopter flights we will advise you on your baggage and weight allowance.

Transfer Time

Keflavík international airport – Hotel (approx 30 mins)
Hotel – Reykjavík airport (approx 20 mins)
Isafjordur airport – Fishing cabins (approx 20 mins)

Questions & Answers

Where is the Lodge?

Sudureyri is located on the Island of Iceland. Located in the North of Iceland Sudureyri is a stunning area capped by some huge mountains and stunning scenery.

Where do they fish?

he great thing with sea fishing in Sudureyri is that you have direct open ocean fishing as well as wind protected fjords in case the weather is against you.

 

How long does it take to reach the fishing grounds?

This depends on which species you are targeting. The main Cod fishing grounds are anything from 30 mins to an hours drive from the harbour. The Halibut grounds are as close as 5 minutes from the harbour. However, there are many different areas around Nappstraumen for you to try.

What fish will I catch?

The sea fishing in Sudureyri offers a huge variety of species. March and April are the perfect months for the Skrei Cod and April to September are perfect for Coalfish and Halibut. Other species can be found in this area such as the big Plaice that can be found here.

How many fish will I catch?

When you are targeting Cod the shoals are very large especially in the months of March and April and the catch rates will depend on how many you can handle catching. Halibut fishing, on the other hand, is a little slower as these are not shoal fish, so you should expect to catch on an average day 2 to 3 Halibut per boat. When targeting the Coalfish, these swim round in huge shoals but will normally only feed for a short period so when they are feeding it will be one a drop.

 

How do they fish?

The sea fishing is all self-drive so the methods of fishing are down to the individuals. Lowering either a Chrome Pirk or small shad to the bottom and with an up and down movement to excite the Cod will normally see you catching the Cod. The same method is very productive for the Coalfish but instead of leaving the shad/pirk near the bottom, we advise you to hit the bottom then wind back to the surface and the Coalfish normally will take on the retrieve. Halibut fishing, as mentioned before, is a waiting game and you can go a few hours without contacting anything then all of a sudden you will be in for a fight of your life. The main most productive method is to fish with a dead Coalfish on a Halibut Anti Twist rig lowered to the bottom then wind up a few metres and keep it around 2 metres from the bottom and let the boat drift.

Do the guides speak English?

The guides speak perfect English and will always help you with any questions that may arise.

 

Who is best suited to this destination?

Sudureyri  is a great destination for all, as the accommodation is top class and of course the fishing has been set up to ensure everyone has the best experience of the North of Iceland.

What skill level is required?

As mentioned previously, this destination suits all abilities as you have nice weather, protected fjords and the option of fishing the open ocean.

How physically demanding is this trip?

The destination is suitable for all abilities. There is a small step to get in the boats but other than that the rest of the resort is suitable for all.

 

When to go?

If it is the largest of the Cod you are after then we recommend travelling in March and April, as the average weight is enormous. The Halibut and Coalfish fishing happen around the same time, which is May to September with the peak months being July and August for both Halibut and Coalfish.

How to get there?

The normal route is from the UK to Keflavik where you will then overnight in a hotel before catching your connecting flight to Isafjordur the next morning. You will then be met by a Sportquest representative before being transferred to your cabins.

What is the accommodation like?

At Sudureyri the cabins are luxurious, maybe the best you will find in Iceland. These cabins are kitted out with 2 bathrooms of which one has a lovely shower, the kitchen has very good facilities with everything you need to cook your evening meals. The lounge area has various seating arrangements.

What is the food like?

This camp is fully self catering .

Does the lodge provide fishing tackle?

Sudureyri does offer the chance to hire fishing equipment that comes with rod, reel and braid.

Is internet and phone signal available?

The phone signal and Wi-Fi is very good all around the camp and it is free for customers to use. Just ask a member of the staff for the password when you arrive.

Are there other activities available?

The camp of Sudureyri does not have specific activities set out but the nearby mountains offer lots of opportunities to go on walks and take in the local  wildlife.

How much does it cost?

We offer the complete package including all flights and transfers. To view all available weeks and prices click the ‘Dates & Prices’ tab above.

Reviews

Colin

Highlight of the holiday was the by far the fishing. The journey getting there was long and having the two nights at the start and end was not needed

Matt

Thanks Sportquest we had lots of great fishing

Lee

We travelled in early April and boy was it cold. Biggest tip I can tell you is take lots of clothes and good thermals. When we could get out to the Cod marks the fishing was great but we had some bad weather which restricted where we could fish. Still had a good laugh

Gareth

Our luggage didnt trun up until two days in to the holiday. A bit of a disaster but the guides helped us with some extra clothes and rented us tackle. once the bags turned up we all had a great time. The pre trip information needs a little bit of updating with regards to tackle to take. We found that pirks done the best

Darren

Iceland didnt let us down yet again. The cabins have been decorated and are looking much better. Thanks for the hats we have got some great pictures if you want them

Mike

Excellent trip cod to 50lb and we had 12 Halibut

Bert

Thanks for organising our trip. First rate cabins and fishing to match highly recommend it to any serious sea angler

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Bert that Ok we love making anglers dreams come true. Where is next? You have been to Norway 3 times with us and now Iceland..... Where next?

I will try and catch up with you next week for a chat. All the best Paul

Karl

This really was a disaster trip, the weather was horrible for the whole week and we thought that we were going to be able to have a guide to drive us in these bad conditions. If we would of realised it was sea fishing and not fjord fishing we would of gone on a hosted trip to Norway and let some one else drive in those rough seas. The cabins were small and should of been advertised more clearly as twin rooms.......

Each day we could of done with an update on the weather conditions but there was no one around to help with this and it is maybe something that you should make people aware of. When we booked this Paul said it was self drive which we did not have a problem with, the problem we had was that no one in our party had experience of driving in the sea.

I know Paul is away guiding at the moment but please can you get him to call me when he returns?

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hello Karl, its Peter. Yes Paul is away and as soon as he gets back I shall get him to call you.

Such a shame you had a bad experience. The weather plays a huge part in sea fishing in both Norway and Iceland and can have major effects on where and when you can fish, but being a fisherman you have to understand that the weather is something we all have to give way to? Did any body on the trip have a phone that could of connected to the free WiFi on site to check the weather?

Thomas

Northwest iceland is a fantastic place to fish in 30 meters of water we caught cod and wolffish over 10pounds in 50 meters we had cod close to 40 pounds the wind was quite strong all week if the conditions had of been better we would have caught larger fish

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Thomas, thank you for your feedback. After speaking to Tony i gathered you guys had a great trip and really enjoyed your first experience of Iceland and got from him that you guys want to go back next year.

I sent Tony a memory stick to steal your pictures and really look forward to getting this back. Hope everything was as you hoped and look forward to speaking with you guys soon

Regards

Paul

Resort Manager

We are really glad you enjoyed your sea angling tour at Sudureyri and look forward to see you and new customers in 2015.

Best regards
Villi

Chris

After seeing fishing programmes on Iceland and having visited Norway a few times in the past this was to be a new experience for us and we are so glad we decided to do it. The fishing seemed better than Norway with more fish available. We travelled in the summer time and found it to be very pleasant weather wise and like i mentioned the fishing was very good

The only thing we did find is that to bring fish back home we had to get the local fish factory to process our fish and then pay them for doping it….. We were not that impressed but after looking in to it we then realised that this is the law in Iceland, we will know for next time

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Chris

I have been to both the locations you are talking about and i may have to agree with you about Iceland being better. i have been to Iceland in both winter and summer and had great catches from both boat and shore

It is a pain about having to get the fish factories to fillet your fish but that is the way the law is in Iceland, it is their way of cutting down on waist. the process is a little expensive but what isn't in Iceland….

Regards

Paul

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